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make written questions on the order paper more accessible

MPs use oral questions (aka Question Period) to raise questions to the government, but as we know, there are time limits to both the question and response time. MPs also take advantage of submitting up to four written questions on the order paper that the government is required to respond to within 45 days. Often these q's are much more substantive. However, they are hard to find (even in Hansard, they are often just referred to by the question number) - and when answers are tabled, the response (and supporting data) isn't always accessible to the public! Step one would be to make these written questions more searchable... second step would be to find a route to make the responses more accessible to the public.

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AdminMichael Mulley (Admin, openparliament.ca) responded  · 

I absolutely agree that making written questions more accessible would be great, though I don’t really see the benefit of highlighting questions until the answers are available. I haven’t done any research or activism around making these answers more public; if you or anyone reading this would like to research the situation a bit more, and see what might be possible in terms of getting the answers, that’d be great.

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